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spending under control all without raising taxes. as senate depp democrats prepare their own budget plan, can congress and the president reach a bipart san budget compromise any time soon in hampton pearson takes a look. >> house republicans unveiled the blueprint they say balances the federal budget with just spending cuts and no new tax hikes. at the top of the gop list of what's needed to achieve $4.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade is to repeal obama care, cut domestic programs from medicaid to college grants and require future medicare patients to bear more of the program's cost. gop budget pointman paul ryan once again throwing down the gauntlet to democrats. >> we don't think it's fair to let critical programs like medicare go bankrupt. we don't think it's fair to take more from hardworking family to spend more on washington. >> the obama white house wafrted little time in criticizing the budget, when it comes to reducing the deficit the math doesn't add up and the middle class will pay the price. >> this is the alternative to balance. it results in unfair tax hikes
's gas prices, the payroll taxes, or whether disruptions. >> lorwer income americans seem to be the most fragile, on tuesday charles holly said taxes are his shoppers number two concern, adding it's the first time in a long time taxes were a top concern at all. itg investment research chief economist steve blitz says this retail sales report illustrates two separate consumer groups. with higher income americans spending on autos and building supplies while lower income americans continue to be adversely impacted by higher payroll taxes, rising gas prices and delayed tax refund checks, a sentiment echoed by the national retail federation. for "nightly business report," i'm courtney reagan. >> as courtney just mentioned, consumers are spending on housing and garden supplies. coming up, we'll take you behind the scenes of the home depot product walk. it's where companies showcase their hottest home items for this spring. >>> chief executives of some of america's biggest companies are optimistic about the u.s. economy, expecting it to grow more than 2% this year. the business roundtable is o
-term spending cuts continues. >> republicans and democrats in washington are still fighting over taxes and spending but they've agreed to keep the fight under control. house already passed a bill to keep the government running past the end of this month. now the senate is preparing to do the same thing and there, the two parties aren't far apart on the details. >> we've con ens didded the number of amendments being talked about seriously. i commend them and their staff through all of their efforts. >> i spoke with them this morning. they've yet to reach an agreement. >> but the gap remains huge for a long-term plan for bringing government spending and revenue inline. >> they'll reduce the entitlement programs but only if republicans agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. the talk about raising revenue is over. it's time to deal with the spending problem. >> the two chambers have a way of talking about their differences, not with president obama but on each other. work on the contrastin
to tax its bank depositors. the euro falls to its lowest level since november. >>> ben bernanke and the fed get down to business. what should we expect after its two-day meeting ends tomorrow? we'll ask former federal reserve governor randy crosser in. >> and what does the ceo of one of the world's iconic brands think of the economy and the american consumer? susie sits down with the top man at coca-cola. all that and more coming up right now on "nbr." good evening and welcome to our public television viewers. susie, once again, little cyprus making big economic noise today. >> you're right, tyler. actually a big win for citizens in cyprus. lawmakers rejected today an unpopular and unprecedented proposal to tax bank deposits. it was part of a larger eurozone bailout plan to rescue those banks and keep the nation solvent. the crucial vote came after a wave of protests, and as cypr t cypriots scrambled to withdraw cash from their atms. bertha coombs joins us with more on today's historic vote and what's ahead for cyprus? >> what's ahead is a very big question. the world was watch
the payroll tax hike, higher gas prices are a reason for concern. >> not only are we paying everything extra, we're paying the tolls, everything is going up but people's salaries. >> i spent a lot of money on gas because of the amount i commute. you just got the pay it. >> reporter: in fact, 72% of americans say the fluctuations in gas prices have impacted their spending, and roughly 23% said they delayed a mayor purchase because of higher gas prices. >> 70% of the economy is based on consumer spending. so you have a trifecta. consumers are concerned about the national economy. they just took a hit in their paychecks as a result of the payroll tax hike, and then on top of that the higher gas prices are going to force them to make some decisions that they wouldn't otherwise have to make. so it's very concerning. >> reporter: pain at the pump is something that all americans can identify with. but many consumers say that they work their budgets around higher gas prices because commuting expenses are nonnegotiable. but how do the higher prices impact the rest of their spending remains to be seen
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